World’s Largest Stick Insect Hatches

Here’s a video you’ve probably seen before. It’s one of the world’s rarest insects, hatching from an impossibly small egg. The eggs are offspring of a breeding pair found under a bush growing on a rock that juts up out of the ocean in the middle of nowhere.  They were thought to be extinct for 80 years. Nicknamed “tree lobster.”  Curiosity piqued? Watch the video. Then read all about this amazing insect and why they made the video.

Lord Howe Island Stick Insect hatching from Zoos Victoria on Vimeo.

From a videographer’s perspective, I like how they kept the screen filled at all times – they didn’t know which way the bug was going to come out of the egg but they nudged the camera as needed without the viewer really noticing. And the music choice is perfect. Anyway, that’s probably not what you were thinking – probably you were interested in the rest of the story. Read about these giant, very much endangered stick bugs here.

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